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Carboxylic acids are reduced to alcohols by lithium aluminium hydride.Note that under the basic conditions generated by the lithal, the carboxylic acid will be deprotonated to the carboxylate anion and this is actually the species being reduced.
Generic Organic reaction
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|Carboxylic acid (generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Lithium aluminium hydride||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|1° Alcohol (generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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